Light a fire and curl up, it’s time for Port!
It’s one of our favorite regions in the world of wine, and one of our favorite styles to enjoy.
Port wine is so distinctive and awesome but can be so confusing. Terms such as vintage character, Colheita, ruby vs. tawny, lagar, fortification, and much more sometimes get in the way of simply enjoying a glass.
We’re here to help! In this comprehensive Port class, we’ll cover all the info you need to know, helping ensure that you buy the styles of wine you intend to have in your glass (as opposed to an unexpected surprise, which can happen with Port if you’re not careful).
We’ll detail the history of Northern Portugal, the region of the Douro, the winemaking process for port, and of course all the styles you can find at a good wine shop. We’ll cap off the night with details on Vintage Port and recent top-notch vintages.
As always, no specific wines are needed to have to enjoy the class. We teach on the model of “learn today to shop smarter tomorrow.” Enjoy a glass or two of anything you wish while learning. (Even a beer if you wish … don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone.)
The Wine Workshops are designed to be a fast infusion of wine knowledge, taught by one of the most experienced wine educators in the country, certified sommelier Jason Kallsen along with his wife Angela. When properly and clearly explained, wine does not need to be intimidating.
We hope you can join us for WINE DATE NIGHT – UNDERSTANDING PORT!